Brendan Rodgers' hypocritical Celtic transfer policy

By Connor Gordon

January 22, 2019

Brendan Rodgers has got to go further than titbits to the press to prove the fans wrong about his signing policy.

The Hoops manager must have raised eyebrows when he said Celtic are only after quality players.

His current average transfer window activity and previous two windows prove otherwise.

Majority of Rodgers’ signings stockpile rather than influence team

The manager told journalists that he doesn’t want a large squad and the signings must be right.

Brendan Rodgers doesn’t want to panic in current transfer window. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rodgers said: “If you’re not spending maybe a lot of money on that then you always have to be careful that you just don’t stockpile players.

“I’m always conscious of that. You’ll always wait for quality.

“We know we have areas that we want to improve on in the team but we can only do that with players that will actually make us better.”

Fans will rightly point out that there is a list of players Celtic are stockpiling.

Rodgers brought in the vast majority of them and doesn’t seem to be offloading them any time soon.

The likes of Marvin Compper, Cristian Gamboa and Youssouf Mulumbu come to mind.

Celtic are stockpiling players such as Jack Hendry who also wasn’t a quality signing. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

While in terms of quality signings, names such as Emilio Izaguirre and Jack Hendry have not improved the squad whatsoever.

Rodgers can make it better right now

We are in the midst of a transfer window – players can come and go.

Apart from Scott Allan, who will be leaving in June – not now – the deadwood isn’t being shifted.

One permanent signing in Vakoun Bayo with a few six month loanees who will be away in the summer doesn’t do much either.

Blame will fall on Celtic board if club fail to win the Scottish Premiership this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Hoops must prepare for the Champions League qualifiers best they can and with a settled squad.

However, these loans won’t allow for that to happen as another rebuilding job will be required.

Firstly, the league must be won to even get the chance to qualify for the competition.

Failure to do that will put the blame firmly at Rodgers, Dermot Desmond and Peter Lawwell’s door.